Thomas Schultz - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#66 Thomas Schultz Season 2021-22


Class Senior
Height 6'6''
Weight 243
Hometown Mount Carmel, Pa.
High School Our Lady of Lourdes Regional

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Schultz: “Thomas is a very steady kid. He has maintained a level of maturity ever since he stepped on campus. He is a tremendous asset to our team because of his versatility on our pitching staff…he is a team guy and will do what the team needs him to do. He has served many roles and done all of them well. Thomas is one of the best athletes on the team and continues to build on his strength in the weight room. He is a consistent, reliable and likable young man. I appreciate him very much.”

As a Senior (2023)
• Recorded a four-inning save in NCAA Tournament vs. Eastern Illinois (June 2), working four scoreless frames with five strikeouts
• Threw 1.2 scoreless innings in SEC Championship game vs. Texas A&M (May 28)
• Earned four-inning save vs. Alabama (May 26) at SEC Tournament
• Preseason All-America (Third team – Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)
• NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

As a Junior (2022)
• Fourth in SEC in saves
• Made season debut with a save vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 18)
• Earned first win of the campaign with a scoreless inning vs. Michigan (March 15)
• Earned a save with 1.2 scoreless innings vs. Missouri (March 20)
• Struck out five over a combined 2.2 innings against Florida (April 15-16)
• Pitched 16.0 scoreless innings over 10 appearances from April 8 to May 13
• Finished the regular season with team-high seven saves

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Made 14 appearance as a sophomore
• Owned a 4-2 record with 40 strikeouts, while totaling 44 innings of work
• Tossed a scoreless frame in relief in the second game of the season-opening doubleheader with Wright State (Feb. 22) – fanned two on 15 pitches
• Struck out a season-high eight in five no-hit innings against Illinois-Chicago (March 5) in a 15-0 win
• Fanned seven, walked one, allowed four hits and surrendered two runs through 6.0 innings in a midweek win over Eastern Kentucky (April 13)
• Recorded one strikeout in one inning of relief in the 10-0 win over Presbyterian in the NCAA Regional

As a Freshman (2020)
• Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
• Appeared in four games and made one start
• Posted a 0.66 ERA and .184 opponent average
• Allowed just one run in 13.2 innings
• Registered a 17-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio
• Earned the save vs. South Alabama (Feb. 18)
• Held Hawaii to one run in five frames (Feb. 29)
• Won Omaha Challenge for pitchers

The Schultz File
• Prepped at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional (Mount Carmel, Pa.)
• First-team all-league four consecutive seasons (2016-19)
• Went 7-2 with a 0.29 ERA and .407 batting average as a senior
• Finished 6-1 with a 0.83 ERA and .382 batting average as a junior
• Helped squad to first district title in 15 seasons (2018-19)
• Four-year letter winner in basketball
• First-team all-state in basketball as a junior and senior
• Set school and area scoring record in basketball with 2,355 points
• Graduated fifth in class
• Four-year honor roll (2016-19)
• Member of National Honor Society
• Full name is Thomas Ronald Schultz
• Son of T.J. and Michelle
• Sister, Rachel Schultz, played basketball at Elizabethtown College (2014-16)
• Majoring in human and organizational development and medicine, health and safety